About: Doncaster Royal Infirmary Doncaster Royal Infirmary Doncaster DN2 5LT
Around 6 years ago my GP suspected I had MS and referred me to the Neurologist. As my eyesight had also gone strange, I was also referred to an Optho-Neurologist at the eye clinic who confirmed I'd had something due to the paleness of my optic nerve but it wasn't Optic Neuritis, and booked a CT scan. Nothing else was said and no follow up appointment. A few days later someone called and said the CT had been changed to an MRI. I had the MRI and saw the Neurologist who after spending literally 30 seconds with me said it wasn't MS and basically wanted me out of there as fast as he could get me out. No questions, no history, no asking what my current symptoms were etc. He even said outright that it was all in my head!!! The experience was so bad that I spent almost an hour crying to the nurse who was asked to take some blood. A few years later I was then diagnosed with Fibromyalgia by a Rheumatologist after never having any kind of follow up with Neurology. Anyway fast forward to present day and I've had yet another 'relapse' and this time saw a GP who I have not seen before who has referred me straight back to Neurology. I'm now thinking 'is it MS after all?' Neuro's don't deal with fibromyalgia. I'm actually dreading going back after the last experience and fully expect to leave without any answers or thorough examination. Things are so bad if I had the money for a private MRI, I'd pay it without a second thought. Another rude, arrogant, unprofessional Neurologist implying I'm making it all up is not what I need right now........